If you’ve chipped or broken a tooth as a result of an accident or an injury, it can be a traumatic experience. It’s very important that you see a dentist immediately, even if the tooth is just slightly chipped.

And if you have knocked out a tooth or several teeth, the sooner you are seen by a dental professional the better because there is a chance that the teeth could be re-implanted, depending on the severity of your injury.

If you require an emergency dental treatment, you should ask to see a dentist as soon as possible. At our practice we offer a same day service for all dental emergencies:

  • trauma
  • swollen face
  • avulsed teeth
  • Toothache
  • lost or broken crowns
  • chipped teeth and fillings

  • trauma
  • swollen face
  • avulsed teeth
  • Toothache
  • lost or broken crowns
  • chipped teeth and fillings

Dental emergency during opening hours

In case of a dental emergency during practice hours, please contact the practice immediately .on 0116 2519647. We will always endeavour to see a patient in pain on the same day.

If you need same day emergency treatment please contact reception immediately, preferably early in the morning. Every effort will be made to offer you a firm emergency appointment. Please help us giving the nature of the problem so we can schedule the appropriate amount of time. In most cases we guarantee immediate pain relief and symptom resolution. We can take care of your injuries to ensure you heal quicker and more effectively, so that you avoid additional dental problems in the future.

For New Patients our same day emergency fee during office hours is £50-00. We will see you on the same day and do what we can to get you out of pain!

Dental emergency out of  opening hours

Out of surgery hours NHS patients may call 111 6.30-8pm Monday to Friday, Weekends and Bank holidays.

If an out of hours emergency appointment is required private and denplan patients can call 01384679024 : . Call-outs are charged starting from £100. Denplan patients will have to pay the first £20 of the call out fee and any further costs  for further  treatments are chargeable by the dentist. It is your responsibility to discuss fees with the dentist.


Dental Emergency  FAQ’s

  • What should I do in an event of a dental emergency?

    Please call the practice immediately so that we can arrange your appointment as early and convenient for you as possible  

  • What should I do to cure a toothache?

    If you are suffering from a painful toothache, something is wrong and requires attention. Contact us immediately. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol are recommended; do not exceed the maximum dose. 

  • What should I do if I have a swelling?

    Swellings are caused by an infection. Contact us immediately to receive treatment or antibiotics.  

  • What should I do if I have fractured my tooth?

    Fractured teeth can usually be restored so there is no need to panic. If the tooth is painful, avoid hot or cold foods and avoid eating or biting on that side i.e. relieve the tooth from extreme temperatures and pressure. Painkillers such as Ibuprofen or Paracetamol may help. Pain free treatment is usually available by contacting us early.

    When you come into the practice the dentist may be able to smooth down the fractured part of the tooth if it is uneven. It may also be possible to replace the missing part with a tooth coloured white filling or a crown.

  • What if I have lost a crown?

    Keep your crown safe so it can be re-cemented as soon as possible to avoid further damage and the need for root canal treatment. Contact us immediately.  

  • What if I have knocked a tooth out?

    The Tooth needs to be re-implanted into its socket immediately.
    Try not to handle tooth root too much to protect the fibres around the root surface.
    If possible, place tooth back into the socket and splint in place with silver paper.
    DO NOT place tooth in water.
    DO place tooth in cold milk or on one side of your mouth between your teeth and cheeks
    Contact us immediately  

  • What if I have broken my denture?

    Broken dentures can usually be repaired relatively easily. Please resist the temptation to glue them together your self as this often makes a repair very difficult. Contact us to organise the repair.